Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 603

"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

First state of this fine map of Israel with north oriented to right. Large decorative title cartouche at bottom surrounded by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles, while tiny ships sail in the sea, including the track of Apostle Paul. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger Nicolas and at right the elder Claes Janszoon. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #122.

Condition: A

Fine old color, highlighted in gold. Professional repairs on centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/1/2004